I Got Nothing Open Thread.

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I didn’t write a post this morning. I coulda wrote one about the NYT’s Benghazi article, but then I woulda had to read it and I just wasn’t in the mood to wade thru bullshit.

The Raiders 2013 season official ends today. It unofficially ended a couple months ago. On the bright side we’ll get one of the top draft picks next year. On the downside the Raiders’ have a history of wasting top draft picks on lousy players.

Maybe next year we’ll improve to six wins.

What else is happening?

UPDATE: Ignore what The Star says. Kate Middleton-Windsor is not pregnant again.

UPDATE II: I didn’t win the lottery again last night. Actually, I didn’t win it twice. (I only play the lottery because I want to support our schools.)

UPDATE III: I think I’ll make beef stew for dinner tonight. I really like my crock pot.


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About Dr. Myiq2xu

Unless President Donald J. Trump pulls a hat out of a rabbit real soon, on 1/21/21 I will wake up in a socialist banana republic.
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45 Responses to I Got Nothing Open Thread.

  1. The Klown says:
  2. The Klown says:

    FYI: There is a stomach-turning video going around showing a UFC fighter kicking his opponent and breaking his own leg.

  3. The Klown says:

    Rise of the Mediacracy

    A nation where governments are elected by the people is most vulnerable at the interface between the politicians and the people. The interface is where the people learn what the politicians stand for and where the politicians learn what the people want. The bigger a country gets, the harder it is to pick up on that consensus by stopping by a coffee shop or an auto repair store. That’s where the Mediacracy steps in to control the consensus.

    The media is no longer informative, it is conformative. It is not interested in broadcasting events unless it can also script them. It does not want to know what you think, it wants to tell you what to think. The consensus is the voice of the people and the Mediacrats are cutting its throat, dumping its body in a back alley and turning democracy into their own puppet show.

    Media bias was over decades ago. The media isn’t biased anymore, it’s a player, its goal is turn its Fourth Estate into a fourth branch of government, the one that squats below the three branches and blocks their access to the people and blocks the people’s access to them. Under the Mediacracy there will still be elections, they will even be mostly free, they just won’t matter so long as its upper ranks determine the dialogue on both sides of the media wall.

    The Mediacracy isn’t playing for peanuts anymore. It’s not out to skew a few stories, it’s out to take control of the country. In military empires, the military can act as a Praetorian Guard. In political empires, it’s the people who control the political conversation who also control the succession.

    In 2008, the Mediacracy elevated an Illinois State Senator who had briefly showed up in the Federal Senate to the highest office in the land. They did it even though he had no skills for the job and no serious plan for fixing any of the country’s problems. They did it to show that they could. They did it because they wanted to tell a compelling story and inflict radical change on a country that would have never voted for it, if it had not been lied and guilted into making the single worst decision in its entire history.

    • Lulu says:

      This is why candidates should refuse the media’s staged debates. They should pick out random people or organizations like the Realtors Assc of Missouri to ask questions, use a gong when their time is up, record it and put it on Youtube. The media has made themselves irrelevant because fewer and fewer watch or read their drivel. CNN is slowly getting out of the propaganda news business because they have no audience for advertisers. NBC is gutting their DC staff because it doesn’t generate revenue. If we ever debundle cable television there will be even fewer viewers because who wants to pay for propaganda. Newspapers are purchased for the newsprint to wrap glassware if you can’t afford miles of bubble-wrap. They have killed their business model and need to go away.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      EXACTLY Well said. 🙂

    • abc says:

      I think Obama killed the Mediacracy a bit, just as the Iraq War killed the pre-emptive war strategy that our govt attempted with Syria.

      When Obama attempted war with Syria, the public said, um, no.

      Next election and after recent debacles wherein the public was enlightened to Obama’s utter incompetence, if the media inflates a candidate, I suspect the public will say, “we thinks the other candidate might be better.”

      Time will tell and it will be interesting.

    • Constance says:

      “The media isn’t biased anymore, it’s a player, its goal is turn its Fourth Estate into a fourth branch of government, the one that squats below the three branches and blocks their access to the people and blocks the people’s access to them”

      Kinda of like organized religions set themselves up as gatekeepers to God. I really hate the gatekeeper class of people.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    I caught a part of the NYT article discussion on the news this morning and seems they’re back to blaming the video again. What difference, at this point, does it make !?

    Hope you do sludge through the article myiq, I used up my 10 free reads this month, have to wait til Jan 1.

    • Lulu says:

      I read snips of it. Their “in depth” investigation was the equivalent of talking to an accused murderer’s family and deciding he was really a good boy and couldn’t have done it. I can only conclude that it is a snow job for Hillary to try to shut the Republicans up. It won’t.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Yep, Hillary came to mind also. I think Chris Wallace is going to have this topic on his show today.

      • Constance says:

        Hillary is just too old to run now. No way will the vapid Obots vote for her. She is both female and old, two conditions which bring out contempt in Obots.

  5. Lulu says:

    Ted Cruz will be on ABC This Week this morning. The talkie heads have to put him on to get ratings I guess.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Lady soldiers have always had less difficult physical training than men, but they weren’t being prepared for the front lines either. I thought the women in combat was okay if they “could meet” the physical demands as men ?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2530172/Women-U-S-Marines-SPARED-new-physical-fitness-requirement-wont-three-pull-ups-pass-muster.html

    • DandyTIger says:

      Not addressing this issue per se, but I always thought their should be different paths for people in the military. And those shouldn’t be gender based. If you want to be a physical based service member, where you’re likely doing combat, etc., then you take that path. If you want to serve, but you’re just not made for that stuff, you should be able to take a path that is about using other skills and not targeted towards combat. Of course in some cases, you may have to do things out of your comfort range because life is messy, so there should be some minimal physical training for everyone.

      • DeniseVB says:

        “Private Benjamin” was a good movie about women’s training and those choices 🙂 My mom was a Marine during WW2, but in admin positions, her career goal was to find a husband, which she did, my dad 😀

    • SHV says:

      “okay if they “could meet” the physical demands as men ?”
      *******
      Not possible. IRRC, the Army ran a test with a group of the most physically fit female soldiers and males in poor condition. Both groups had weeks of intensive training and at the end of the trial, the top female was less “fit” than the worst male. The standards have to be different, the question is does that impact performance in combat. It’s an open question but after watching videos of what combat troops carry on their backs while on patrol in Afghanistan, I have my doubts about a positive outcome for the majority of female infantry soldiers.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I think an infantry person carries about 75 lbs worth of equipment and has to learn to “firman carry” about 200 pounds, aka a wounded buddy.

        I always wondered if Michelle Obama could do that since her toned arms reflect upper body strength conditioning? 😀

  7. helenk3 says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/12/dnc_sends_out_email_warning_of_obama_impeachment.html

    DNC sends out e-mail warning of backtrack impeachment to raise funds

    from their keyboards to God’s ears

    we know it is not going to happen. today’s republicans do not have the guts and really do not want him impeached, they would rather give him enough rope to hang all the democrats and just pick up the wins in 2014 and 2016

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    Oh!! that Jay. :lol;

  9. The Klown says:
    • DandyTIger says:

      I love how the whole idea that there are two sides and it both were involved doesn’t compute with the media. We had one side compromising every day, ending up with a simple delay of the individual mandate. The other side refused and shut down the government. That same other side made that shut down as painful as possible. Now that the Ocare goalpost is still moving, including some delays of those very mandates pushed, the media can’t see past their script.

      Ted shouldn’t give a shit. The game is set up. There is no win playing the game with the media and the establishment. The establishment is so blinded by their power and control that they don’t see the train wreck coming. They’re obliviously driving full speed over the cliff.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Well cripes, I didn’t know that boat stuck in the Antartic was a Global Warming expedition ? hee, hee…..the rescue cutters can’t get to them either. I shouldn’t laugh…..

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/global-warming-expedition-to-prove-antarctic-ice-is-melting-trapped-by-ice/

  11. The Klown says:
  12. helenk3 says:

    HOW ABOUT THOSE EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am strutting all through the house

    they can lose every game all year as long as they beat the cowboys

  13. threewickets says:

    Has there ever been a more manipulative bunch of crybabies in American politics than Obots.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Not that I’ve ever seen. And I thought the Bush years were the worst. In all, it will be 16 years of the worst government ever. Which is why I’m not sure we can rebound from this shit.

  14. The Klown says:

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